Huawei

Huawei to build US$300 million research centre in Brazil

By: 
Staff Writer
Published: 
April 12, 2011
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BEIJING, China

Huawei, one of China’s leading technology companies, announced yesterday that it will invest US$300 million in the construction of a research centre in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. The company has had a presence in Brazil since 1999, with a focus on telephone network segments - technology used in many branches of telecommunications.

The project was announced by Huawei's chairman, Ren Zhengfei, during a meeting with the Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff. The move comes as part of a wider investment plan in Brazil by the Chinese firm, which has also pledged US$50 million for the purchase of computers for Brazilian universities.

Huawei is the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in China, and second only to Sweedish firm Ericsson worldwide. In 2010, it had global revenues of US$28 billion, and it operates in nearly all of the largest telecom markets around the world. It has persued an extensive investment plan in recent years, opening R&D and training centres extensively thoughout Asia and South America. In addition to the poject in Brazil, it is currently also opening a training centre in Indonesia and an office in Adelaide, Australia.

Huawei wins property rights lawsuit against Motorola

By: 
Staff Writer
Published: 
February 24, 2011
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BEIJING, China

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd reported yesterday that it has won a lawsuit against Motorola and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), and a US court has prohibited Motorola from selling NSN any confidential data belonging to Huawei. The ruling concludes a disagreement between Huawei and Motorola surrounding the sale of Motorola's networks business to NSN.

According to a spokesperson from Huawei, the ruling stated that Motorola and NSN are required to take "all necessary steps" to ensure that Motorola does not transfer, and NSN does not acquire, any of Huawei's confidential data or information as part of the acquisition. Motorola is also required to have a third party inspection of the removal of all Huawei's confidential information, and to allow Huawei to make its own final inspection before the sale takes place.

The case, which was held in a local Illinois court, marks the first time that Huawei has sued a US company. 

Motorola sued by Huawei over intellectual property rights

By: 
Staff Writer
Published: 
January 25, 2011
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BEIJING, China

China's Huawei Technologies Co has filed a lawsuit against Motorola and Nokia Siemens networks in a row surrounding intellectual property rights, said a press release said from Huawei. Huawei said it wishes to block the planned $1.2 billion sale of Motorola's network business to the European alliance of Siemens Nokia Networks; a deal which was planned to be completed in 2010, but is currently waiting for approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce's Anti-Monopoly Bureau.

While Nokia Siemens Networks is named in the suit along with Motorola, the legal action centers on the American firm. According to the lawsuit filed by Huawei, Motorola and Huawei have had various agreements, dating back to 2000, in which Motorola purchased Huawei telecom technologies and sold them under its own brand. The lawsuit marks the first time Huawei has sued a US company, and stipulates that Motorola cannot transfer any of Huawei's intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks. 

Alliance forged to boost China's CDMA cell phone industry

By: 
Staff Writer
Published: 
March 8, 2010
BEIJING, China

China Telecom announced on Friday that is has co-launched a CDMA industrial alliance with over 100 other companies involved in cell phone design and providers of software content.

The non-profit alliance, initiated by China Telecom, is between large companies such as Microsoft, Huawei and Samsung, said Yang Xiaowei, chairperson of the alliance, also vice president of the China Telecom Corporation.

3G and mobile internet technolgy is becoming part of everyday life and "to meet these diverse demands, we need a highly concentrated and complementary industry between telecom service providers, chip makers, software platforms, terminal makers, and content providers," said Yang.

The goal of the alliance is to help member companies in design and production of CDMA cell phone cooperate and coordinate industrial resources, said Yang.

CDMA terminal sales in China reached 32 million units in 2009, four times more compared to 2008.